Support For Homeschoolers

Developing  a homeschooling curriculum suited to your child’s needs can be a daunting task.  Not only does one have to consider what to include but what resources are available and how to go about implementing it.

 

To help with this difficult task, I have put together the following introductory video. Section A deals with the important question:  What  pathways to tertiary studies are available to homeschoolers studying History and ideas on how to develop an effective History curriculum at home.  Part B looks at the important question:  Why study History?  This examines the importance of History in anyone’s general education.  Part B is also available to download separately (see below) as part of the free Introduction to History course.

 

Peter Doig

 

   Bachelor of Arts (UNSW)

   Bachelor of Theology (Honours) (ACU)

   Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations (BCAE)

   Diploma in Education (UQ)

   Diploma in Counselling (St. John of God Inst.)          

   Certificate in Eastern Christian Studies (BCS)

   Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care)

   Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Positions of responsibility held in schools

 

       Dean of Language Arts (English, Film and TV, Drama)

       Director of Middle School

       Social Science and Business Coordinator

       Assistant to the Principal (Religious Education)

       Modern History Panel (ROSBA)

       Ancient History Panel (ROSBA)

       Geography Panel (ROSBA)

       Geography Panel Chairman (ROSBA)

       Geography External Exam Assessor (BOSSS)

 

 

Senior Subjects Taught

   

   Senior English

   Modern History

   Ancient History

   Economics

   Senior Geography

   Study of Religion

Junior Subjects Taught

 

   English

   History

   Geography

   Social Science

   Tutorial Mathematics

   Tutorial English

   Special Needs

   (English, Mathematics, Humanities)

   Teacher Support

Homeschooling Experience

 

   Own 7 children plus larger group sessions for other homeschoolers

History Units for Homeschoolers

Units for Homeschoolers

I offer a series of History study units for homeschoolers through

 

http:///www.homeschoolingaustralia.org

 

The first unit is a free unit.  It includes a 17 minute  introduction to the study of History video and downloadable workbook.  This is downloadable as a Word document from the above site. Together, with the video, it is designed as a 4 hour unit of study.  It involves a range of written tasks as well as links to Youtube clips relevant to the course of study.

 

My units are aimed at a range of skill levels allowing the units to be completed by students from upper primary to senior, in keeping with their respective levels of development.

 

Often parents have a number of children and find it easier if the children can study common units at the same time.  By designing learning activities that allow for this, units of work become much more friendly for homeschoolers.

 

These units can be used as stand-alone units or as core platforms from which homeschoolers can develop further  activities to suit their desired needs.